How to Change Screensaver in Mac OS X

Your Mac desktop screensaver is the most high profile item on your computer, screensaver could also be chosen by the default available screensavers of the system, third-party screensavers or you can create your personalized screensaver by combining the images of your choice.

These are the steps to apply or change a screensaver in Mac system.

Step 1

Click on Apple logo and System Preferences from menu

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Step 2

In Personal click on Desktop & Screensaver

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Step 3

Click on Screensaver button

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Step 4

Select screen saver of your choice from the right list under Screensavers

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Step 5

Click Options tab to make some settings for screensaver

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Make settings of your choice and click OK

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Step 6

Set time for screen saver by dragging the bar right or left on Start screensaver bar

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Step 7

After all settings click on Test for preview of your applied screen saver

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Step 8

In Mac we can also apply Pictures screen saver. Pictures could be selected from the already added pictures or by browsing a picture folder from Mac. The process is as follows

Click Pictures and select any picture of your choice

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Click on Options to make different settings and after that click OK

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Display styles as Slide Show, Collage could be adjusted from here
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Step 9

We can add our personal pictures folder to make a screensaver. Click on Choose Folder…. under Pictures

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Select images folder of your choice from computer as we selected Pictures folder and click Choose

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Pictures folder is added under Pictures and applied as a screen saver. All the settings as Options, Display Style etc… could be applied on this folder as well

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2 comments… add one
jon September 27, 2009, 11:45 am

Fine as far as it goes, but I have OSX.2 and your instructions don’t work because there is no icon called Desktop and Screensaver

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